Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor Science (Major: Biology, Minor: Math) Bachelor of Music Education (Major: Saxophone) Master of Music Performance (Major: Saxophone) National Board Certified Teacher World Music Drumming Certification Level 1
I grew up in Halifax, on the east coast of Canada. I came to North Carolina for graduate school and earned a Masters Degree in Music Performance from East Carolina University. My main instrument is soprano saxophone, although I play others. I was a North Carolina Visiting Artist for 4 years and then began teaching elementary music in the Guilford County School System. I am a National Board Certified Teacher, and I hold World Music Drumming certification Level 1.
I am married with two adult children and two dogs. I enjoy swimming, skiing, rollerblading and cycling as well as doing jigsaw puzzles, sudoku, and word puzzles, and anything related to computers. Teaching elementary students is fun because I get to see sparks of interest ignited as they begin to master the art of making music.